A collection agency has sent me a "debt validation" (per se) showing a balance unpaid that originated from a college I attended in PA, in 1976. It has my name, a "charge-off/bad debt" of $419.97 out of a $875.00 balance allegedly owed, and an account status of "inactive." I entered the military in 1977, retired in 1992 and have not been back to that state since 1977. My grandparents, now both deceased were responsible for paying that debt off, as it was my grandfather that wanted me to attend college. I didn't even complete the first semester. This "debt validation" paperwork was sent to my residence in response to a FDCPA 15 USC 1692c(c) advisement I sent them in order for them to stop calling my residence. In that letter I made the statement "If you believe I owe you something you should have already validated the debt." Am I resposnible for this debt after 36 years...???
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